The Mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, said during a radio interview that the accusations expressed through television networks against him are due to a political campaign that the ruling party has already started to capture the City Hall of Guayaquil, the largest and most populous of Ecuador.
Nebot repeated several times the word “lies”, referring to the content of a television broadcast by Viviana Bonilla, Governor of Guayas, declaring him responsible by the floods and invasions in the city of Guayaquil, since he indicated that it already occurred since the 1970s, long before he took the Mayor’s Office.
During his speech, Bonilla criticized the Mayor for justifying the flooding in Guayaquil to make comparisons with other cities that are also flooded; She also stated that in Guayaquil, there is a problem of drainage of rain water, and because of that, the floods are not only a consequence of high tides, as Nebot said.
Likewise, Nebot defended himself from the accusations and made a reminder regarding the floods in the social housing plan of the regime clarifying that who chose that place wasn’t the municipality but the government. Now, that they have problems because of their poor construction, they want to put the blame on us, he said.
For his part, José María Fuentes, President of the College of civil engineers of Guayas, stated that flood in Guayaquil is caused by the intense rainfall that occur every 25 years, and they coincide with high tides, therefore no matter how optimal the drainage system can be, it will be floods.